Nov 23 2008

Tofu Turkey With Stuffing

Published by at 6:05 am under Macrobiotic,Recipes,Republished

Tofu Turkey and Vegetarian Stuffing

Tofu Turkey and Vegetarian Stuffing

Check out this vegetarian turkey and stuffing recipe!

Recipe by Carol van de Erve Tracy

Turkey:

5 pounds of firm tofu
1 pound of tofu for the drumsticks – optional

Stuffing:

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 and 1/3 cup celery, diced (about 4 stalks)
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sage (may use 1/8)
2 teaspoons marjoram
2 teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon winter or summer savory
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon rosemary
2 teaspoons celery seed
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
3 cups Mrs. Cubbison Stuffing (choose your vegan stuffing of choice)

Basting mixture:

1/2 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons miso
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon mustard of choice

Directions:

Mash tofu or mix well with hands. Be sure that all of the lumps are out. Line a 12 colander with wet cheesecloth over lapping the sides. Add the mashed tofu to the cloth covered colander, press down and cover with the overlapping sides. Place the whole thing in a large bowl. Cover the cheesecloth with a plate that fits inside the colander and place a 5 pound weight on the plate. Refrigerate and let sit for 2 to 3 hours.

When time is up, start the stuffing. Saute the onions, celery and mushrooms in the 2 tablespoons sesame oil. When soft, add the garlic and all the rest of the stuffing ingredients, except stuffing, mixing well. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add herb stuffing and mix well.

Remove tofu from fridge and take off weight, plate and top of cheesecloth. Hollow out tofu to within 1 inch of the sides and bottom, placing the tofu in a bowl. Place the stuffing inside the she’ll and pack in firmly. Cover with the remaining tofu and pat down firmly. Turn stuffed tofu onto a greased baking sheet, flat side down. Gently press on sides of turkey to achieve a more oval shape. If desired at this point, you may mold drumsticks out of one pound of tofu, and place on each side of the turkey.

Mix up the basting mixture and baste tofu turkey with half of it. Cover the turkey with foil, and bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.

Remove foil, baste with all the remaining mixture except a few tablespoons and return to oven for 1 hour more, or until the turkey is golden. Remove from oven and use rest of basting mix. Using at least 2 large spatulars, move to a large plate. Serve with the gravy of your choice, if you wish, and cranberry sauce.

Found at: http://vegweb.com

Find many more vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes at the following destinations:

From the Post Punk Kitchen
http://www.satyamag.com/nov06/chandra.html
Celebrate a Vegetarian Thanksgiving
http://vegcooking.com/f-thanks05.asp
VegWeb’s Thanksgiving Recipes
http://vegweb.com/recipes/events/index-thanksgiving.shtml
Thanksgiving Favorites They’ll Really Give Thanks For
http://www.pcrm.org/health/recipes/thanksgiving.html
Compassionate Thanksgiving Recipes
http://www.adoptaturkey.org/resources_recipes.htm
Cancer Project Thanksgiving Recipes and Meal-Planning Tips
http://cancerproject.org/recipes/thanksgiving/index.php
International Vegetarian Union’s Holiday Recipes
http://www.ivu.org/recipes/holiday/
What to Serve When Veg’ns Visit at the Holidays
http://www.veggievisitors.com/recipes.asp
In a Vegetarian Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Recipes
http://www.vegkitchen.com/thanksgiving.html
Gentle Thanksgiving has links to Tofurky and Field Roast
http://www.gentlethanksgiving.org/guide/recipes.htm
Vegetarians in Paradise (scroll down to Thanksgiving)
http://www.vegparadise.com/holiday.html
Essenes Thanksgiving Menu
http://essenes.net/vthanks.html




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